Abigail Yaa Lolade (born 20th of july, 2000), better known as Abitemi, is an afro pop, afro beat singer and songwriter from James Town Ghana. She had her primary education in Nigeria and later moved to Ghana to continue her secondary schooling.
Abitemi was first noticed by her Choirmaster who encouraged her to pursue music as he could identify the unique talent she displayed comfortably meandering through several difficult notes only in her first week as a chorister. Even though her talent was brewed from the church, her music journey begun with a genre that was not directly familiar with modus operandi of the church.
She began music as a phenomenal rapper with several rap hit songs such as a cover on Tulenkeys F boys, this got her noticed by Glo the telecommunication network giant who gave her an opportunity to display her unique talent at the first edition of the GLO mega show in Ghana.
Abitemi’s professional career begun in 2021 when she released her original debut hit song dubbed “Pariwo”. “Pariwo” by Abitemi quickly became an afro music fans favourite, as fans were baffled by how influenced by the (covid 19 pandemic) she told a beautiful love story of a quarantined lover, using multiple languages and dialects, creating a beautiful sync between Yoruba , Twi , Pidgin English and English. When asked about her unique style at an interview with Yfm in Ghana, Abitemi said ” Well growing up in lagos and Accra, experiencing both cultures and being directly influenced by my Nigerian Dad and Ghanaian Mum who were both melomaniacs, I mean music lovers made me different from birth, I can’t say my style is purely Nigerian or Ghanaian I think my style is African, my music is like what you would get if Iphone and Samsung collaborated to make a device for the future”.
The young Afro Queen in 2022, released yet another master piece dubbed “Yeah” , a single Off her Debut E.P titled Just the Beginning. ‘Yeah’ gained five nominations in the 2022 MMA awards, where she won the international artist of the year award. Abitemi the Afro Queen has dazzled fans all over Africa with her sensational performances. Sharing stages with super talents like Fameye, Wendy Shay, Flavour, Yemi Alade, Kuami Eugene, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Davido and many more.
Mesmerised by her talent and unique style, many fans and colleagues often dub her the The young Afro Queen. The young Queen of Afro music Abitemi , currently lives in Ghana as she works on Releasing her Debut E.P “JUST THE BEGINNING (JTB)”.
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